This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera opens with Norma on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The company presents Vincenzo Bellini's tragedia lirica opera set in ancient Rome at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. Verismo Opera announces the artists performing in thi...

Andrea Bocelli is hitting back-to-back landmarks. This month, the renowned Italian singer releases his first album of new material in 14 years. Last month, he turned 60 years old.  Perhaps another memorable landmark is on the way for the classical-crossover superstar as he travels to Cincinnati for his first show here. “By now, there are very few p...

The glossy remake of Italian cult horror film "Suspiria" starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton unfurls later this month. But local moviegoers can get a taste of the original, and its eerie music, in November. Legendary horror soundtrack composer Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin will live score the 1977 original during a Nov. 3 event at Whi...

Basin Street Records has added more megawatt talent to its roster with the signing of Lena Prima. Louis Prima’s daughter will release a new album, Prima La Famiglia, via the label in January 2019. According to a press release, “The heart of the album is in the title: Family. A proud Italian-American and longtime advocate of the Italian-American com...

Music for Montauk's (M4M) 2018 season will culminate on Sunday, October 21 with Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook. The special collaboration with Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, will take place at John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The performance, which begins at 2 p.m., wi...

A distanza di sessant’anni dalla sua nascita, il brano “Volare” fa ancora parlare di sé nel mondo. Era il 1958 quando il famoso artista italiano Domenico Modugno (di origini pugliesi) e Franco Migliacci diedero “vita” a quello che è definito ancora oggi tra i brani Italiani più celebri nel mondo. A ricordare ed omaggiare il brano in questo importan...

The extraordinary violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to tackle Paganini's devilishly difficult Violin Concerto No. 1, and guest conductor Daniel Boico leads a marvelous tour of Italy with Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III, and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4. The Columbus Symphony presents the Italian Festival at the Southern T...

Si­ci­lia­na la ma­dre, Ka­the­ri­ne, una can­tan­te jazz ori­gi­na­ria di Ara­go­na, pae­se del­la pro­vin­cia di Agri­gen­to. Pu­glie­se il pa­dre, Ni­cho­las Tur­tur­ro (nato Ni­co­la Tur­tur­ro), car­pen­tie­re emi­gra­to ne­gli Sta­ti Uni­ti a sei anni in­sie­me con la fa­mi­glia pro­ve­nien­te da Gio­vi­naz­zo (Bari). E gli umo­ri, i ru­mo­ri...

Performer, composer, and author John T. LaBarbera performs his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on October 28 at 4:00pm. LaBarbera’s score creates an emotional atmosphere through the melodic themes that are reminiscent of the Italian immigrant music published during the early 20th century. C...

Lady Gaga did not so much arrive at the Venice Film Festival this August as she floated into it, a platinum Aphrodite borne on the waves, black stilettos skimming the sea foam. Which is to say, she took a water taxi. An image of her zooming across the canal — perched precariously on the side of the lacquered motorboat in a little black dress, her l...